Taking Medications While Pregnant or Breastfeeding.

Some medications can cause harmful side effects to you or your baby if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Sometimes doctors don’t realize how a medicine can be harmful to a baby in the womb until after many babies have been born with problems. While that sounds frightening, it’s important to remember that many pregnant or breastfeeding moms take medications for a wide range of health conditions. It is important to learn more about the possible risks of taking medications while pregnant or breastfeeding and to discuss any potential side effects with your health provider.

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Breast Surgery Likely to Cause Breastfeeding Problems

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), any kind of breast surgery, including breast implant surgery, makes it at least three times more likely that a woman trying to breastfeed will have an inadequate milk supply. A number of studies have revealed this concerning information.

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Vulvodynia and Genital Pain

Vulvodynia is a burning, irritation, stinging, or sharp pain that occurs in the vulva, the area outside the vagina. It’s estimated that approximately 10% of U.S. women will have it at some point in their lives. But, what exactly are the causes, symptoms, and treatments? How does it affect sexual activity, and how does one cope with it?

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